Bioinformatics Training from the University of California
Next generation DNA sequencing technology is touted as enabling the next wave of the genomics revolution. Massively-parallel generation of DNA “reads” makes it possible to sequence entire genomes the size of the human genome, within days and for a few thousands dollars. It also allows individual laboratories to do research that was previously only possible at large genome centers. The widespread availability of this technology is stimulating the development of a large array of innovative approaches to genome-wide investigations, but comes at the cost of sparse or incomplete training opportunities for these advancing technologies. We at the University of California, Davis Bioinformatics Core seek to change that by offering a number of workshops, boot camps, and courses focusing on various aspects of bioinformatics and biostatistics.
We offer a number of intensive 2-day workshops on RNA-seq, data analysis and visualization, and cloud computing with a focus on Amazon’s computing resources. We also offer a week-long Bioinformatics Short Course, covering in-depth the practical theory and application of cutting-edge next-generation sequencing techniques. Most recently, we’re offering a number of intensive but easy-to-digest 1-day boot camps providing practical answers and hands-on techniques to the hottest topics in bioinformatics. All courses provide ample time for personalized help from workshop professors.
Our bioinformatics workshops, boot camps and courses are perfectly suited to your learning curve through this personalized attention whether you are a scientist, academic instructor, industry professional, or graduate student.
By popular demand, the Bioinformatics Core is going to be back in action teaching its popular series of bootcamps in May and June. Having just rapped up another successful series of bootcamps last week, we look forward to hosting the series again from June 18-21!
Also, in an attempt to serve the Sacramento based UC Davis community, we are going to hold additional bootcamps on the UC Davis Medical Center campus in Sacramento during 3 Fridays in May (10th,24th, and 31st). Enrollment for the May bootcamps will be capped at 35 participants. Enrollment for June (Davis) bootcamps will be limited to 18 participants, and only 10 for Cloud Computing.
Participants can choose to mix and match dates and locations if they like. The following courses will be offered:
- Next Generation Sequencing Technology Fundamentals & Applications (May 10 or June 18, 2013)
- Introduction to Galaxy (May 24 or June 19, 2013)
- Introduction to RNAseq (May 31 or June 20, 2013)
- Cloud Computing for Bioinformatics (June 21, 2013)
The cost for each Boot Camp is $200 (academic) or $250 (non-academic). There is an additional discount of $25 per day if registering for more than one day (e.g. Academic for: 1 day=$200, 2 days=$350, 3 days=$525, 4 days=$700. Non-academic for: 1 day=$250, 2 days=$450, 3 days=$675, 4 days=$900).
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us:
Core email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Core main telephone line: 530-752-2698
Is there something you’d like to learn that isn’t yet offered by our boot camps? We’d like your suggestions as to what you’d find useful for course topics. Go ahead and take a minute and have your say!
The April 2013 session of the Bioinformatics Boot Camps is at capacity and is now closed. Those on the waitlist will be kept up to date regarding potential admittance, or will be notified of alternative future Boot Camp dates.